We are always making biscuits, but after a few tries everything is just repeative so for this recipe we are spicing it up a little and using our normal biscuit recipe but we are changing it up and although this time we are doing a Halloween theme you can make these in any shape you like for any time of year.
This recipe is also wonderful for baking with toddlers and children as its a bit like playing with play doh. Our biscuit recipe is incredibly simple but also very messy so be prepared you may need to put down some sheets if doing this with a toddler! ( We didn’t)
You will need:
- 100g Butter/ Margarine
- 175g Plain Flour
- 50g Caster Sugar
- Jam or Marmalade (2 or 3 differnet flavours/ colours)
You will also need:
- Baking Paper
- Baking Tray
- Cookie cutters (Halloween ones for us)
- A rolling pin
- Some thin chopping boards if doing this with a toddler
- Metal Spoon
- Mixing Bowl
Now let’s get Baking!
First preheat your oven to 180oC and place some baking paper on your trays
Next add your butter, sugar and flour into a bowl. He is so interested in this! NOT!
Using your fingers rub the mixture together into a big ball of dough. The kids will all love this part! Who doesn’t love squishing thing between your fingers?? D did and was quite grossed out at the same time! Though Uncle L ended up covered in butter. Opps! Much more engaged now!
Once you have a dough mixture you will need to roll out the mixture. If you are doing this with more than one person then you can divide up the mixture and everyone can have their own. It will need to be about 1cm thick. ( I don’t know why everyone sticks their tongue out at this part. Must be the concentration).
Now you can get cutting using your cookie cutters. This part always reminds me of playing with play doh as a child! I can guarantee children will love doing this. when you cut a shape out you will need to use a smaller cutter and cut another shape on the inside of the biscuit. Repeat the last two parts until all your mixture is gone. D loves this part as he gets to push them down! Uncle L didn’t mind this bit either. They both loved this.
Okay, once you have all of your shapes cut out you need to arrange them on the baking paper which you should put on your trays before starting this step. Add all of your shapes to the paper and using a metal spoon put a little bit of jam inside the hole you made in each shape. Make sure you spread it into any corners in the shape.
Pop in the oven for around 20 minutes. Once they have cooked you need to let them completely cool down before moving them or the jam will not stay in the shapes.
This picture isn’t great but the jam does look see through up to the light!
Now you can enjoy your stain glass Biscuits. Pretty cool huh?